From Cardinal Lehmann, 75, Bishop of Mainz, to a question posed by a reader of the Allgemeine Zeitung, following the Instruction Universae Ecclesiae (reported by Kath.net):
Confirmation in the old rite? "I will not do it, they should go elsewhere."
Mainz (kath.net) - "The fact that people may want a confirmation according to the old rite is nonsense, I believe." So answered Cardinal Karl Lehmann, Bishop of Mainz, to a question in a reader forum of the "Allgemeine Zeitung".
However, he did not completely reject the Mass in the extraordinary form: "there are in our diocese, after all, five or six groups with the opportunity to celebrate them," the Cardinal told the newspaper. But a confirmation according to the old rite? "I will not do it, they should go elsewhere."